A Little Princess (Puffin in Bloom)
|Author:||Frances Hodgson Burnett|
Sara Crewe is a bright and charming student at Miss Minchin's Select Seminary for Young Ladies. When her adoring father dies on the eve of her eighth birthday, Sara is devastated. Penniless, Sara is banished to the attic and forced to work as a serving girl at the school in which she was once a beloved student. With help from her schoolmates and new friend Becky, Sara shows everyone that resourcefulness and a kind heart can help to determine one's fortune. Generations of children have treasured the story of Sara Crewe, the little girl who imagines she's a princess in order to survive hard times at Miss Minchins London boarding school.
About the cover artist: Based in Winter Park, Florida, Anna Bond of Rifle Paper Co., a worldwide stationery and gift brand, is an artist best known for her whimsical designs which often include hand-painted illustrations and lettering. She has created unique, illustrated covers for the Puffin in Bloom book collection, which includes such classics as L. M. Montgomery's "Anne of Green Gables," "Little Women "by Louisa May Alcott, and "Heidi "by Johanna Spyri. About the author: Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849 - 1924) wrote several popular novels for adults, but she is best remembered for her children's novels--which include such classics as "Little Lord Fauntleroy," "A Little Princess," and "The Secret Garden."